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Sesame Street Launches VC Arm to Influence Tech for Kids
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Sesame Street Launches VC Arm to Influence Tech for Kids

Lalalala. Lalalala. Elmo loves his goldfish, his startups, too.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Crowdfunding Platforms Need to Be Better Watchdogs, Says Journalist Who Investigated Kickstarter's Biggest European Failure
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Crowdfunding Platforms Need to Be Better Watchdogs, Says Journalist Who Investigated Kickstarter's Biggest European Failure

Some of the sketchiness associated with crowdfunding should be addressed by the platforms themselves, says Mark Harris.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
This 'Smart Wallet' Found Success on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. So Why Didn't It Deliver?
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This 'Smart Wallet' Found Success on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. So Why Didn't It Deliver?

Crowdfunding is all about the numbers, but the humans behind the risky campaigns are often hard to calculate.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
A Startup That Aims to Get Teens Talking on the Phone Raised $2.2 Million
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A Startup That Aims to Get Teens Talking on the Phone Raised $2.2 Million

All calls on Unmute are broadcasted live, so anyone can tune in and listen to the call via the iPhone app or the web.
Why Many Tech Execs Are Skipping the Consumer Electronics Show
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Why Many Tech Execs Are Skipping the Consumer Electronics Show

The CES is huge, so huge that people interested in networking are increasingly preferring smaller events better structured for networking.
John Boitnott
Startups Don't Need Unicorn Aspirations to Attract Investor Attention
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Startups Don't Need Unicorn Aspirations to Attract Investor Attention

Investors fixated on finding the next startup to attain the exalted $1 billion valuation inevitably miss many very good investments.
Richard Maclean
How This Entrepreneur's Near-Death Experience Inspired a Million-Dollar Business
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How This Entrepreneur's Near-Death Experience Inspired a Million-Dollar Business

When, at age 39, Jon Loew was given two months to live he recorded videos for his kids to watch at a future date. After he made a miraculous recovery, he took that idea and turned it into a video sharing service.
Carly Okyle
5 Reasons Your Business Plan Sucks and How You Can Change It
Business Plans

5 Reasons Your Business Plan Sucks and How You Can Change It

Most plans fail to achieve their objective and end up misrepresenting the business.
Tallat Mahmood
Where to Find Your Ideal Tech Co-Founder
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Where to Find Your Ideal Tech Co-Founder

A few, very lucky entrepreneurs have friends qualified to be their co-founder. For everybody else it's a little like arranged marriage.
Anand Srinivasan
Is This the Worst Decision a Private Tech Company Can Make?
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Is This the Worst Decision a Private Tech Company Can Make?

The CEO of Nasdaq reveals where he thinks many private tech firms go wrong.
Why I Backed Away From 'Big Corp.' and Didn't Take the Deal
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Why I Backed Away From 'Big Corp.' and Didn't Take the Deal

I got a deal sent from the heavens. I respectfully declined.
Max Yoder
5 Reasons Startup Founders are Wise to Learn Some Coding
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5 Reasons Startup Founders are Wise to Learn Some Coding

Knowing the basics reassures potential investors and earns the respect of the techies you need to join your team.
John Rampton
Wine Ring App Lets Your Taste Shape Your Ordering
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Wine Ring App Lets Your Taste Shape Your Ordering

A new app let's you rate what you love to drink, then helps you find more of what your palate enjoys.
Tracy Byrnes
How Genius Picked Its Headquarters' New 'Hood'
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How Genius Picked Its Headquarters' New 'Hood'

The founders of Genius did much more than scour for the next hot, trendy area.
Tanya Benedicto Klich